Exhibit
Policy and Design for Housing: Lessons of the Urban Development Corporation 1968 - 1975

The exhibition features the work of the New York State Urban Development Corporation (UDC), one of the most innovative and effective housing programs developed in the US. Launched by Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and headed by Edward J. Logue, the UDC was given broad powers and financial resources to “improve the physical environment for low- and moderate-income families". The legacy of the UDC is 33,000 units of housing and three new communities which are still in existence today.

In view of the current shortage of affordable housing and expiring government subsidies, the Wolk exhibition contributes to an understanding of the importance of imaginative and socially-conscious design in public housing.

Curated by Buscada